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Charges of criminal misconduct can be extremely serious and should be addressed by a legal professional such as a Rancho Santa Margarita criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney at Okabe & Haushalter can evaluate your case and recommend possible defense strategies that could prevent a guilty verdict. There are many factors that we will look at when reviewing your situation, including the severity of the offense, the evidence that was obtained and how it was acquired, as well as any statements made by witnesses. A thorough investigation of the charges will also be needed to determine the best course of action for your particular circumstances.
Our firm has extensive criminal defense experience representing clients in a wide range of cases, including public corruption, RICO, tax evasion, bribery, child pornography, child molestation, arson, assault & battery, computer crimes, federal crimes, sex crimes defense, DUI defense, domestic violence, drunk in public, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud crimes, grand theft, hate crime, insider trading, manslaughter, murder/homicide, weapons charges, white collar crimes, juvenile cases and drug cases. We also provide legal assistance with appeals and representation at DMV hearings.
The penalties for a conviction in a criminal case will be based on the offense that was committed; if the crime involved a minor, the use of a deadly weapon or resulted in bodily harm; and the criminal history of the defendant. Violent offenses will usually be charged as a felony and can lead to many years of confinement in a state correctional facility, while a guilty verdict in a federal case will result in incarceration in a federal prison. If the conviction is for a third felony and qualifies as a third strike under the state’s Three Strikes law, the defendant will be sentenced to life in prison.
Our firm knows the effect criminal charges can have on a person’s life and will utilize our extensive skills and resources when preparing your defense. Attorneys Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter are all highly experienced litigators that have tried cases ranging from first-time misdemeanors to federal cases involving multiple government agencies. Their legal knowledge covers every facet of criminal law as well as local, state and federal court procedures.
Contact a Rancho Santa Margarita criminal defense attorney for valuable legal advice regarding your criminal case.